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Cedar River leaves Waverly with flooded roads and headaches

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Overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, Jones -- along with other city leaders -- kept watch of the Cedar River.  At 5 a.m., water broke through the HESCO flood barriers. Overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, Jones -- along with other city leaders -- kept watch of the Cedar River. At 5 a.m., water broke through the HESCO flood barriers.
WAVERLY (KWWL) -

"It kind of pains me to see it get this, even this bad," said Brett Powers.

Powers is from the Tripoli area, but came over to Waverly to visit his friends.

"As far as I understand, they are just stuck on that end of town. They just can't get out to go to work or anything," said Powers.

Early Wednesday morning, flooded roads made an island in on the southeast side town, trapping Powers' friends and others.

"We believe it impacts about 150 residential areas, apartments, town homes, and homes," said Phil Jones, City Administrator. "And those folks really just need to stay put until the waters go down and we can regain access."

Overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, Jones -- along with other city leaders -- kept watch of the Cedar River.

At 5 a.m., water broke through the HESCO flood barriers.

"The point of the barriers was not to prevent flooding," Jones said. "The point was to keep the road open as long as possible, and they really did that until we reached our crest at about five this morning."

Initial reports say flooding only impacted roads, but Jones says if your home flooded to contact the city.

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